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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading classical music venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.

As well as a 2,500 capacity auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall is also where you'll find The Clore Ballroom, The Poetry Library, Spirit Level (including Blue, White and Yellow Rooms), Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.

Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.

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Opening times

10am - 11pm every day

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Readings of Chinua Achebe
7:00 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Reflect on powerful women writers of colour and the presses that publish them at a panel discussion
Reflect on powerful women writers of colour and the presses that publish them at a panel discussion
Julian Knox
7:30 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Poet julianknxx asks big questions about love, masculinity and social justice, with added live music
Poet julianknxx asks big questions about love, masculinity and social justice, with added live music
Salman Rushdie: From Midnight's Children to Trump's America

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7:30 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
The celebrated author of compulsive, daring and enduring fiction on his life in writing
The celebrated author of compulsive, daring and enduring fiction on his life in writing

Free

Free

11:00 am
Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Art
Literature
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey
Various times
until 27 Jul 2019
Various times | until 27 Jul 2019
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Laura Dockrill, poet, illustrator, and writer
2:00 pm
Wed 24 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Turn that frown upside with the children’s author whose new book helps little ones cope with anger
Turn that frown upside with the children’s author whose new book helps little ones cope with anger
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
until 27 Jul 2019
Various times | until 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

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7:30 pm
Wed 24 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
Joseph Canteloube took the old songs of rural France and uncovered their tender soul
Joseph Canteloube took the old songs of rural France and uncovered their tender soul
Voices From Prisons: Aaaaargh!!, Bolton Probation Office, Mixed Media
7:30 pm
Wed 24 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear performances of written and recorded works produced in the criminal justice system
Hear performances of written and recorded works produced in the criminal justice system
Sold out
A Great Big Poetry Workshop, child writing poetry

Free

Free

11:00 am
Thu 25 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Express yourself in metre and rhyme at a workshop led by an inspirational poet
Express yourself in metre and rhyme at a workshop led by an inspirational poet
Young audience member

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Take your turn at the mic with some of the best children's poets in the game
Take your turn at the mic with some of the best children's poets in the game
Knights and Bikes, action adventure game
2:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Gabrielle Kent, author of the Alfie Bloom series, introduces her new mystery novel for ages 8+
Gabrielle Kent, author of the Alfie Bloom series, introduces her new mystery novel for ages 8+
Somali Women Poets, audience at a talk
7:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear emerging Somali poets and spoken-word artists from the Share Your Talent platform
Hear emerging Somali poets and spoken-word artists from the Share Your Talent platform
Brian Tyler, conductor
7:30 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Brian Tyler conducts the Philharmonia in some of his most famous Hollywood scores
Brian Tyler conducts the Philharmonia in some of his most famous Hollywood scores
Breis, rap artist

Free

Free

11:00 am
Fri 26 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Spit rhymes in a group to create an original rap in an introductory workshop
Spit rhymes in a group to create an original rap in an introductory workshop
Friday Lunch: Bellatrix, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Gigs
Urban
Hear the future of pop at a stripped-back show from Bellatrix
Hear the future of pop at a stripped-back show from Bellatrix

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
2:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Strike a new note on your vocal cords at this introductory workshop
Strike a new note on your vocal cords at this introductory workshop
Lemn Sissay presents Creative Future Literary Awards
6:45 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
6:45 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear hidden stories from twelve prize-winning new writers at an event presented by Lemn Sissay
Hear hidden stories from twelve prize-winning new writers at an event presented by Lemn Sissay
Sold out
Families watching a performance

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Explore tales of travel and migration, journeys and home with poetry, music and workshops
Explore tales of travel and migration, journeys and home with poetry, music and workshops
Samantha Scheblin

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12:00 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Catch a glimpse of Latin America at a discussion between writers from Argentina, Mexico and Colombia
Catch a glimpse of Latin America at a discussion between writers from Argentina, Mexico and Colombia
Melissa Harrison, novilist

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2:30 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
This green and pleasant land? Look beneath England's surface with new novels from two writers
This green and pleasant land? Look beneath England's surface with new novels from two writers
Various times
until 27 Oct 2018
Various times | until 27 Oct 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
Gioachino Rossini was a good Catholic, but he was also a showman
Gioachino Rossini was a good Catholic, but he was also a showman

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3:00 pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 28 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The charismatic Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare conducts a pair of Romantic classics
The charismatic Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare conducts a pair of Romantic classics
Karl Sharro
3:00 pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 28 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join us for a panel discussion on the place and power of satire in troubled times
Join us for a panel discussion on the place and power of satire in troubled times
28 Oct 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Sue Perkins
7:30 pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Oct 2018
Literature
No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sue Perkins celebrates the publication of her travel memoir
No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sue Perkins celebrates the publication of her travel memoir

Free

Free

Various times
until 16 Jul 2019
Various times | until 16 Jul 2019
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
Image of The Royal Festival Hall Organ
Various times
until 13 Nov 2018
Various times | until 13 Nov 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students

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7:30 pm
Tue 30 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s symphonic masterpiece
Hear Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s symphonic masterpiece
Southbank Centre Archive Visitors and Objects

Free

Free

11:00 am
Wed 31 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Wed 31 Oct 2018
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Various times
31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Various times | 31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The string septet arrangement of Strauss’ poignant Metamorphosen is paired with Boccherini’s quintet
The string septet arrangement of Strauss’ poignant Metamorphosen is paired with Boccherini’s...
Ed Gardner OBE..Photographed at the ENO, London 5 September 2012..Joint commission: ENO, Askonas Holt and Chandos..Benjamin Ealovega Photography.benjaminealovega.com..

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7:30 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Meet the composer-as-hero Richard Strauss, and hear Leif Ove Andsnes in Brahms’ First Piano Concert
Meet the composer-as-hero Richard Strauss, and hear Leif Ove Andsnes in Brahms’ First Piano...
7:30 pm
Fri 02 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 02 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Step back in time with a costumed, candlelit performance by the Mozart Festival Orchestra
Step back in time with a costumed, candlelit performance by the Mozart Festival Orchestra
9:30 am
Sat 03 Nov 2018
9:30 am | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Art
Get the most out of the exhibition with a half-day of in-depth exploration
Get the most out of the exhibition with a half-day of in-depth exploration

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7:00 pm
Sat 03 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
Stravinsky joins forces with WH Auden to create a very modern morality tale
Stravinsky joins forces with WH Auden to create a very modern morality tale
Lahav Shahani.Conductor-pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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3:00 pm
Sun 04 Nov 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 04 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience two undisputed masterpieces in the hands of one of today’s most exciting young conductors
Experience two undisputed masterpieces in the hands of one of today’s most exciting young...
Various times
until 1 Jul 2019
Various times | until 1 Jul 2019
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
7:30 pm
Tue 06 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An evening of Nordic music in aid of charity The Passage
An evening of Nordic music in aid of charity The Passage
Borodin Quartet and LPO/Jurowski perform works by Czech composers of the 20th century

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7:30 pm
Wed 07 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 07 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Encounter music to stir body and soul
Encounter music to stir body and soul
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
The Bach Choir joins forces with The Royal British Legion in tribute to the memory of WWI victims
The Bach Choir joins forces with The Royal British Legion in tribute to the memory of WWI victims
Friday Lunch: Gwenifer Raymond, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 09 Nov 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 09 Nov 2018
Gigs
Hear a moody take on American primitive from the Welsh multi-instrumentalist
Hear a moody take on American primitive from the Welsh multi-instrumentalist
Various times
9 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Various times | 9 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Frank Sinatra at a Capitol Records recording session, 1954
7:30 pm
Fri 09 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 09 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An evening of music, song and dance celebrating the great Frank Sinatra
An evening of music, song and dance celebrating the great Frank Sinatra
Various times
10 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Various times | 10 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour

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7:30 pm
Sat 10 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 10 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
One hundred years after WW1’s guns fell silent, hear four composers’ surveys of a world in turmoil
One hundred years after WW1’s guns fell silent, hear four composers’ surveys of a world in...
Gorecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, silhouette of woman in red
12:00 pm
Sun 11 Nov 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 11 Nov 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Experience Henryk Górecki’s profoundly moving Symphony, performed by the London Sinfonietta
Experience Henryk Górecki’s profoundly moving Symphony, performed by the London Sinfonietta
Brahms: A German Requiem

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7:00 pm
Sun 11 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 11 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
Open your ears to a ‘Requiem for the masses’
Open your ears to a ‘Requiem for the masses’
Barbara Kingsolver headshot
7:30 pm
Mon 12 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 12 Nov 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
The award-winning author and incisive cultural commentator discusses her much-anticipated new novel
The award-winning author and incisive cultural commentator discusses her much-anticipated new novel
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 13 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 13 Nov 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Paul Lewis is renowned for his interpretations of the Classical repertoire
Paul Lewis is renowned for his interpretations of the Classical repertoire

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7:30 pm
Wed 14 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 14 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique began as a story of unrequited love
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique began as a story of unrequited love

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7:30 pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 15 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
John Wilson conducts the Philharmonia in a jazz-infused transatlantic journey
John Wilson conducts the Philharmonia in a jazz-infused transatlantic journey
Toddlers at Jazz music workshop
Various times
16 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Various times | 16 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Introduce children aged 2 - 5 to the world of jazz in fun-packed workshops with musicians
Introduce children aged 2 - 5 to the world of jazz in fun-packed workshops with musicians
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Friday Lunch: Triversion, music trio

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 16 Nov 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 16 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz meets funk meets rock in a lively set from organ-led trio Triversion
Jazz meets funk meets rock in a lively set from organ-led trio Triversion
Friday Tonic: Kinetika Bloco, performance in the Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 16 Nov 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 16 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Have a blast with brass, woodwind, drums, steel pans and dance at a spectacular youth group show
Have a blast with brass, woodwind, drums, steel pans and dance at a spectacular youth group show
7:30 pm
Fri 16 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 16 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear a stellar cast of voices in this spectacular curtain-raiser
Hear a stellar cast of voices in this spectacular curtain-raiser
BBC Radio 3's J to Z, performers on stage in the Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 17 Nov 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 17 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
BBC Radio 3's newest jazz programme presents the best in jazz past, present and future
BBC Radio 3's newest jazz programme presents the best in jazz past, present and future
8:00 pm
Sat 17 Nov 2018
8:00 pm | Sat 17 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Feel the melancholy of traditional Portuguese fado from an expert singer of the genre
Feel the melancholy of traditional Portuguese fado from an expert singer of the genre
Groove Baby Groove Under the Sea, illustration of submarine
10:30 am
Sun 18 Nov 2018
10:30 am | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Dive into a jazz- and funk-fuelled family adventure under the sea in an interactive children's show
Dive into a jazz- and funk-fuelled family adventure under the sea in an interactive children's...
A man with saxophone pushing a child in a buggy

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Break musical boundaries at an improvisation workshop for those who identify as women
Break musical boundaries at an improvisation workshop for those who identify as women
Jazz musicians on stage

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 18 Nov 2018
Various times | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Take part in a collective musical improvisation that traces the story of jazz from its roots
Take part in a collective musical improvisation that traces the story of jazz from its roots
MAMA Africa's Tutu Puoane, vocalist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
6:00 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Celebrate the music of South African icon Miriam Makeba with The Academy Big Band and Tutu Puoane
Celebrate the music of South African icon Miriam Makeba with The Academy Big Band and Tutu Puoane
Hugh Masekela
7:30 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Join us for a celebration of the South African jazz visionary and defiant political voice
Join us for a celebration of the South African jazz visionary and defiant political voice
Stanley Clarke Band
7:30 pm
Tue 20 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz fusion pioneers unite, as Stanley Clarke and The Headhunters play an evening of space funk
Jazz fusion pioneers unite, as Stanley Clarke and The Headhunters play an evening of space funk

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7:30 pm
Wed 21 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 21 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
An evening of opera at its most intoxicating
An evening of opera at its most intoxicating

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7:30 pm
Thu 22 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 22 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hruša conducts music by two of his countrymen
Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hruša conducts music by two of his countrymen
Kit Downes

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 23 Nov 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 23 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Enter a broad church of jazz with organ experimentations from the pianist and composer
Enter a broad church of jazz with organ experimentations from the pianist and composer
Audience members

Free

Free

11:30 am
Sat 24 Nov 2018
11:30 am | Sat 24 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Join in with jazz: Find out how musicians and key figures from the sector are promoting inclusivity
Join in with jazz: Find out how musicians and key figures from the sector are promoting inclusivity
Being Well, performer singing on stage

Free

Free

12:45 pm
Sat 24 Nov 2018
12:45 pm | Sat 24 Nov 2018
Talks & Topics
Jazz & Blues
Look after yourself at a talk on the support tools and services available within the sector
Look after yourself at a talk on the support tools and services available within the sector
Ways and means: supporting a career in music, a saxophonist performing on stage

Free

Free

2:15 pm
Sat 24 Nov 2018
2:15 pm | Sat 24 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Take notes from leading organisations on how to progress in the music industry
Take notes from leading organisations on how to progress in the music industry
The Jazz Line, young musician playing the drums on stage

Free

Free

3:45 pm
Sat 24 Nov 2018
3:45 pm | Sat 24 Nov 2018
Talks & Topics
Prepare for the future of jazz at a talk on how to maintain the scene's vitality
Prepare for the future of jazz at a talk on how to maintain the scene's vitality
Madeleine Peyroux, The Anthem Tour
7:30 pm
Sat 24 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 24 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear the soulful sound of this American jazz and blues singer-songwriter
Hear the soulful sound of this American jazz and blues singer-songwriter
Next Generation Takes Over, young musicians on stage

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 25 Nov 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 25 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Get a glimpse of tomorrow's stars at a show celebrating young musical talent
Get a glimpse of tomorrow's stars at a show celebrating young musical talent
Melody Gardot, American Jazz musician
8:00 pm
Sun 25 Nov 2018
8:00 pm | Sun 25 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Prepare for an evening of glamour with the American singer-songwriter
Prepare for an evening of glamour with the American singer-songwriter
David Mcalmont. Photo: Richard Sandell
7:30 pm
Mon 26 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 26 Nov 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Party with Polari at the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon’s 11th birthday, with David McAlmont
Party with Polari at the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon’s 11th birthday, with David McAlmont

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7:30 pm
Wed 28 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 28 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Don’t miss one of the classical music premieres of the year
Don’t miss one of the classical music premieres of the year

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7:30 pm
Thu 29 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 29 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Tchaikovsky’s grandest symphony is the climax of an evening of Russian Romanticism
Tchaikovsky’s grandest symphony is the climax of an evening of Russian Romanticism
Tom Millar, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 30 Nov 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 30 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Listen to snappy modern jazz from the pianist and composer and his quartet
Listen to snappy modern jazz from the pianist and composer and his quartet

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7:30 pm
Fri 30 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 30 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
In Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky created a whole magical world
In Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky created a whole magical world
Various times
1 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
Various times | 1 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Rob Lowe, actor
7:30 pm
Sat 01 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 01 Dec 2018
Talks & Topics
Comedy
Peek behind the curtain of Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage at Rob Lowe's one-man show
Peek behind the curtain of Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage at Rob Lowe's one-man show
Mala
7:30 pm
Sun 02 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 02 Dec 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lose yourself in a night of bass and dubstep from legendary producer Mala and The Outlook Orchestra
Lose yourself in a night of bass and dubstep from legendary producer Mala and The Outlook Orchestra

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7:30 pm
Tue 04 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Dec 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
In the first of two recitals, Mitsuko Uchida continues her exploration of Schubert’s Sonatas
In the first of two recitals, Mitsuko Uchida continues her exploration of Schubert’s Sonatas

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7:30 pm
Wed 05 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear music of mountainous grandeur, interspersed with a quiet poetry
Hear music of mountainous grandeur, interspersed with a quiet poetry

Free

Free

11:00 am
Thu 06 Dec 2018
11:00 am | Thu 06 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Schools are invited to sing festive favourites with the accompaniment of our magnificent organ
Schools are invited to sing festive favourites with the accompaniment of our magnificent organ

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7:30 pm
Thu 06 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 06 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali presents three Strauss masterpieces
Principal Guest Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali presents three Strauss masterpieces

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7:30 pm
Fri 07 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 07 Dec 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The second of this season’s recitals in Mitsuko Uchida’s Schubert Sonata survey
The second of this season’s recitals in Mitsuko Uchida’s Schubert Sonata survey
12:00 pm
Sat 08 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 08 Dec 2018
Classical music
Discover the origins and stories of Christmas carols old and new
Discover the origins and stories of Christmas carols old and new

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7:30 pm
Sat 08 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 08 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
A protest, a celebration, an outrageous postmodern prank...
A protest, a celebration, an outrageous postmodern prank...

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3:00 pm
Sun 09 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 09 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to conduct Elgar’s heartfelt Enigma Variations, Mendelssohn and Mozart
Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to conduct Elgar’s heartfelt Enigma Variations, Mendelssohn and Mozart
Roxane Gay headshot
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Dec 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The critic and author takes the stage to discuss today's culture with her keen and humorous candour
The critic and author takes the stage to discuss today's culture with her keen and humorous...
Barbara Brownskirt, poet
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Dec 2018
Literature
Poetry
Have yourself a very merry Polari with a festive literary rampage featuring Barbara Brownskirt
Have yourself a very merry Polari with a festive literary rampage featuring Barbara Brownskirt
He Wu, Joseph Calleja and Beau Dermott
8:00 pm
Tue 11 Dec 2018
8:00 pm | Tue 11 Dec 2018
Bring on the cheer at a magical evening of seasonal music and song in support of The Prince’s Trust
Bring on the cheer at a magical evening of seasonal music and song in support of The Prince’s...
Turning of the Year, schoolchildren in a choir

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 12 Dec 2018
6:00 pm | Wed 12 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Hear the merry voices of Lewisham schoolchildren at a festive gathering of local choirs
Hear the merry voices of Lewisham schoolchildren at a festive gathering of local choirs
Illustration of Christmas scene
7:30 pm
Wed 12 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 12 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Deck the halls at an evening of festive song from the John Lewis Partnership choirs
Deck the halls at an evening of festive song from the John Lewis Partnership choirs

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 13 Dec 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
In this joint concert, listen to the musical collaborations of two accomplished youth orchestras
In this joint concert, listen to the musical collaborations of two accomplished youth orchestras
7:30 pm
Thu 13 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Herald the Christmas season with a sublime selection of festive classics and carols
Herald the Christmas season with a sublime selection of festive classics and carols
Friday Lunch: Granny's Attic, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
7:30 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Classical music
Festive songs to celebrate the season
Festive songs to celebrate the season
Photo of children and adults joining in a dance workshop together at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 15 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Warm up with traditional and festive Caribbean music, stories and performances
Warm up with traditional and festive Caribbean music, stories and performances
7:30 pm
Sat 15 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
John Wilson and his orchestra perform the music of Hollywood and Broadway musicals
John Wilson and his orchestra perform the music of Hollywood and Broadway musicals
3:00 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
An afternoon of magical music from your favourite festive films
An afternoon of magical music from your favourite festive films
7:30 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 17 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 17 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Southbank Gamelan Players

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Tue 18 Dec 2018
5:00 pm | Tue 18 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Gongs, chimes and metallophones ring in the season at a gamelan performance
Gongs, chimes and metallophones ring in the season at a gamelan performance
Feelings of Home, Streetwise Opera on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Wed 19 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Wed 19 Dec 2018
Classical music
Gigs
Consider what home means to different people during winter at this performance
Consider what home means to different people during winter at this performance
Circus 1903
Various times
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Various times | 19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Nest Collective Winter Festival, people at the Winter Festival

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Thu 20 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Thu 20 Dec 2018
Folk & World
Gigs
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Performer and Children on stage

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 22 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 22 Dec 2018
Show off your best fancy dress and learn dance moves to festive hits at this winter ball
Show off your best fancy dress and learn dance moves to festive hits at this winter ball
Winter Knees Up, Woman knitting at Southbank Centre event

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 23 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 23 Dec 2018
Join us for an inclusive day of music, storytelling and performances celebrating the generations
Join us for an inclusive day of music, storytelling and performances celebrating the generations

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
Five Go Jiving, pair dancing

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Wed 26 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Wed 26 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Wed 26 Dec 2018
4:00 pm | Wed 26 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Life's a ball at our social dance
Life's a ball at our social dance

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 27 Dec 2018
2:00 pm | Thu 27 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango performances, lessons and social dancing
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango performances, lessons and social dancing

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 29 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 29 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens
Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 30 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 30 Dec 2018
Literature
Performance & Dance
Put 2018 to bed at a comedy and creative writing workshop for the whole family
Put 2018 to bed at a comedy and creative writing workshop for the whole family

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Tue 01 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Tue 01 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Welcome the New Year with traditional British folk music and dance, and a sprinkling of theatrics
Welcome the New Year with traditional British folk music and dance, and a sprinkling of theatrics
Friday Lunch: Threaded, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 04 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 04 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 12 Jan 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 12 Jan 2019
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11—18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11—18
Headshot of  Jeremy Noel-Tod
2:00 pm
Sun 13 Jan 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
Portrait of Poet, TS Eliot
7:00 pm
Sun 13 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
Woman playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 14 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 14 Jan 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Rachel Long
7:00 pm
Mon 14 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 14 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Harness your dreams in a six-week poetry course for women
Harness your dreams in a six-week poetry course for women
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Various times | 15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

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7:30 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Musical history in the making: you heard it here first
Musical history in the making: you heard it here first
A man playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course

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7:30 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Virtuosic American organist Nathan Laube presents music by Bach at his best
Virtuosic American organist Nathan Laube presents music by Bach at his best
Group of people playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course

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7:30 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos and acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang return to Royal Festival Hall
Renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos and acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang return to Royal Festival Hall
2:30 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of your favourite waltzes and polkas
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of your favourite waltzes and polkas
ENO 30 March 2017

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3:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Three classic English works frame a new concerto for bass clarinet inspired by Greek legend
Three classic English works frame a new concerto for bass clarinet inspired by Greek legend
Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor
7:30 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Laugh yourself silly at a new show packed with tall stories, funny facts and some terrible baking
Laugh yourself silly at a new show packed with tall stories, funny facts and some terrible baking
Irenosen Okojie, writer
7:00 pm
Mon 21 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 21 Jan 2019
Literature
Writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
Alice Sara Ott 2016

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
4:00 pm
Sun 27 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 27 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all opera
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all...
 Julie Cohen holding an umbrella in a cemetery
7:30 pm
Mon 28 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 28 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
7:30 pm
Tue 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
7:30 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?

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7:30 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Love and Duty

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7:00 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Opera
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
7:30 pm
Wed 06 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
9:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum

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7:30 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
2:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, illustration
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American minimalism
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American...
Photo: Marco Borggreve.all rights reserved
7:30 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
Hanson String Theory, performing on stage
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
VG Lee, author
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
Denis Kozukhin 2016.Pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Sun 17 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central Europe
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central...
Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Gigs
Connect with nature at a live performance of the composer and multi-instrumentalist’s new album
Connect with nature at a live performance of the composer and multi-instrumentalist’s new album
Adrian Varela and Philharmonia Chamber Players play Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Philippe Herreweghe

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music

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7:30 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
12:00 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day

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7:30 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
HSKU 20140818 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsingin musiikkitalolla. Kuva: Benjamin Suomela HS

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7:30 pm
Sun 24 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

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7:30 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
British music isn’t what you might think
British music isn’t what you might think
Soprano Marianne Crebassa

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
3:00 pm
Sun 03 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 03 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
7:30 pm
Mon 11 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 11 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts

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7:30 pm
Tue 12 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great keyboard legends
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great...
Dhafer Youssef
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
 Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

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7:00 pm
Mon 18 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 18 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

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7:00 pm
Tue 19 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 19 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Tommy Emmanuel with his guitar
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Various times
until 23 Mar 2019
Various times | until 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Sold out

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7:30 pm
Sat 23 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
What if silence had a sound?
What if silence had a sound?

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3:00 pm
Sun 24 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 24 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
William Walton was the original angry young composer
William Walton was the original angry young composer

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious melodies
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious...
7:30 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious

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12:00 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
Various times
Sat 30 Mar 2019
Various times | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
Stewart Copeland Lights Up the Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary...
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Chausson & Muhly

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Discover Ernest Chausson’s String Quartet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and celeste
Discover Ernest Chausson’s String Quartet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and...
Xian Zhang.Harrison Parrott.HMU Elizabeth Rita / assistant Mariona Vilaros / studio Ermine London.15 October 2015

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7:30 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto

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7:00 pm
Tue 02 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 02 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Toby Spence, British tenor
7:30 pm
Wed 03 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith

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7:30 pm
Thu 04 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years

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7:30 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
11:00 am
Sun 07 Apr 2019
11:00 am | Sun 07 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
7:30 pm
Mon 08 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 08 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama

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7:30 pm
Wed 10 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds

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7:30 pm
Thu 11 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 11 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Thursday, July 27, 2017. Photographer: Jason Alden ..Photographer: Jason Alden.www.jasonalden.com.0781 063 1642
7:30 pm
Fri 12 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 12 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy, Bartok

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Free

6:00 pm
Sun 14 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and Bartòk
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and...

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7:30 pm
Sun 14 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
Partick Stewart, actor

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7:30 pm
Tue 16 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces

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7:30 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony

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7:30 pm
Mon 29 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 29 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an improvisation on submitted themes
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an...

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7:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
7:30 pm
Tue 07 May 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 07 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Woman playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 08 May 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 08 May 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Detail from a classical style memorial statue. Has strong film grain at full size.
7:30 pm
Wed 08 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 08 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work
Adults playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
AL
7:30 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Attend the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.12
Attend the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.12
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People singing and playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
7:30 pm
Fri 10 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 10 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear the monumental harmony of 200 voices performing Carl Orff’s masterwork
Hear the monumental harmony of 200 voices performing Carl Orff’s masterwork

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7:30 pm
Sat 11 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 11 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Discover one of the richest emotional experiences in classical music
Discover one of the richest emotional experiences in classical music
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 13 May 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 13 May 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Eric Whitacre

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 15 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Made in America: the compelling composer and conductor performs a programme of works from the USA
Made in America: the compelling composer and conductor performs a programme of works from the USA
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Schubert & Mendelssohn

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 16 May 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 16 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
A treat for string quartet fans: Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.80
A treat for string quartet fans: Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.80

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7:30 pm
Thu 16 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 16 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Immerse yourself in three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by Jakub Hruša
Immerse yourself in three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by Jakub Hruša
Various times
21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Various times | 21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985
Pekka Kuusisto. Photo:Maija Tammi

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7:30 pm
Thu 30 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 30 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
States of Independence

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7:00 pm
Fri 31 May 2019
7:00 pm | Fri 31 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Various times
Sat 01 Jun 2019
Various times | Sat 01 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Orchestra Playing The Music of Zimmer vs Williams
Various times
Sat 01 Jun 2019
Various times | Sat 01 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
See unforgettable scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers performed live
See unforgettable scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers performed live

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers

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7:30 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor and composer

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7:30 pm
Sun 09 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 09 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enter the dark and dramatic world created by the key artistic figures of Germany's Weimar period.
Enter the dark and dramatic world created by the key artistic figures of Germany's Weimar...

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7:30 pm
Tue 11 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Brahms and Strauss
Virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Brahms and Strauss

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 13 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
See screenings of two silent-era films accompanied by new scores by Czech composer Martin Smolka
See screenings of two silent-era films accompanied by new scores by Czech composer Martin Smolka

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7:30 pm
Thu 13 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's score
Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's...
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
Classical music
Choral
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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